06 October 2011

Where have all the Pro Riders gone

Or who is coming to dinner
Pro riders on ProTeams for 2012: I wanted to list the riders who will be on the new professional cycling teams in 2012, but somehow I cannot get past the image of Levi Leipheimer and Tom Boonen having dinner together. Or what about the combo of Thor Hushovd, Cadel Evans, and Philippe Gilbert sitting down for a team dinner after a big race. Or Chris Horner, Fabian Cancellara and Andy Schleck asking each other to pass to pasta. I might be overwhelmed with the niceness oozing from that dinner table. I would immediately accept a dinner invitation from the newly revised SKY team or from the new GreenEDGE team. Mostly because I want to know why they like capital letters in their team name, but also because I imagine the dinnertime conversation would be very colorful. 

Fabian Cancellara cooking for the Leopard Trek team in 2011
This is a work in progress, I think there are some names to remove, also some current riders to add, but the new riders known to have signed with the teams to date, have been added.

2012 Team Rosters  updated 18 November 2011

Ag2r riders 2012: http://www.cyclisme.ag2rlamondiale.fr/  Nicolas Roche, Rinaldo Nocentini, Matteo Montaguti, Kristof Goddaert, Martin Elmiger, Mathieu Perget, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Sébastien Hinault, Sébastien Minard, Mikaël Chérel, Steve Houanard, Matteo Montaguti, Romain Lemarchand, Julien Berard, Guillaume Bonnafond, Maxime Bouet, Dimtri, Champion, John Gadret, Ben Gastauer, Blel Kadri, Lloyd Mondory, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Anthony Revard, Christopher Riblon, [NEW] Sylvain Georges, Romain Bardet, Jimmy Caspe, Mauel Belleti, Mehdi Sohrabi,
Astana riders 2012: http://proteam-astana.com/ Alexander Vinokourov, Roman Kreuziger, Robert Kiserlovski, Evgeni Petrov, Mirco Lorenzetto, Fredrik Kessiakoff, Francesco Masciarelli, Tanel Kangert, Assan Bzayev, Alexandr Dyachenko, Dmitriy Fafonov, Enrico Gasparpotto, Maxim Gourov, Andriy Grivko, Maxim Iglinskiy, Valentine Iglinskiy, Joseph Jufre, Roman Kireyev, Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy, Sergey Renev, Paol Tiralongo, Andrey Zeits, [NEW] Jani Brajkovic, Andrey Kashechkin, Dmitriy Muravyev, Jacopo Guarnier, Egor Silin, Francesco Gavazzi, Kevin Seeldraeyers, Borut Bozic
BMC riders 2012: http://www.bmc-racing.com Taylor Phinney, George Hincapie, Cadel Evans, Alessandro Ballan, Yannick Eijssen, Greg Van Avermaet, Manuel Quinziato, Ivan Santaromita, Amaël Moinard, Johann Tschopp, Marcus Burghardt, Timothy Roe, Chris Barton, Brent Bookwalter, Chris Butler,  Mathias Frank, Martin Kohler, Karsten Kroon, Steve Morabito, Mauro Santambrogio, Ivan Santaromita, Micael Schar, Johan Tschopp, Danilo Wyss, Simon Zahner, [NEW] Thor Hushovd, Philippe Gilbert, Marco Pinoti, Tejay van Garderen, Klaas Lodewyck, Adam Blythe, Steve Cummings
Cofidis riders 2012: http://www.equipe-cofidis.com/ Nicolas Vogondy, Aleksejs Saramotins, Yoann Bagot, Nicolas Edet,  Florent Barle, Adrien Petit, Mickael Buffaz, Jérémy Crepeliere, Jean Eudes Demaret, Samuel Dumoulin, Leonardo Duque, Julien Fouchard, Arnaud Grandjean, Julien Hervio, Kevin Ista, Kalle Kriit, Arnaud Labbe, Jérome Lambert, Luis Angel Mate, David Mancoutie, Damien Monier, Nico Sijmens, Rein Taaramae, Laurent Thirionet, Tristan Valentin, Romain Zingle, [NEW] Rémy Di Gregorio, Jan Ghyselinck, Rudy Molard, Edwig Cammaerts
Europcar riders 2012: http://en.teameuropcar.com/ Thomas Voeckler, Sébastien Chavanel, Anthony Charteau, Pierre Rolland, Cyril Gautier, Kevin Reza, Jérôme Cousin, Tony Hurel, Yukiya Arashiro, Giovanni Bernaudeau, Franck Bouyer, Mathieu Claude, Damien Gaudin, Yohann Gene, Saïd Haddou, Vincent Jérôme, Christophe Kern, Alexandre Pichot, Perrig Quemeneur, Sébastien Turgot, Cyril Gautier, Guillaume Le Floch, David Veilleux, [NEW] Rafaâ Chtioui
Euskaltel-Euskadi riders 2012: http://www.fundacioneuskadi.com Samuel Sánchez is continuing from this year’s lineup, as is Vuelta a España stage winner Igor Antón, Mikel Astarloza Cjaurreau, Jorge Azanza, Pello Bilbao, Pierre Cazaux, Gorka and Jon Izagirre, Mikel Landa, Egoi Martínez, Miguel Minguez, Mikel Nieve, Juanjo Oroz, Alan y Rubén Pérez, Romain Sicard, Amets Txurruka, Pablo Urtasun, Iván Velasco and Gorka Verdugo, [NEW] Ricardo Garcia, Victor Cabedo, Adrián Sáez de Arregi
FDJ riders 2012: http://www.equipecyclistefdj.fr/ Dominique Rollin, Arnold Jeannesson, Pierrick Fédrigo, William Bonnet, Remi Pauriol, Mickaël Delage, Steve Chainel, Arnold Jeannesson, Cedric Pineau, Arnaud Courteille, Geoffrey Soupe, Nacer Bouhanni, Yauheni Hutarovich, Anthony Geslin, Anthony Roux, Arnaud Gérard, Arthor Vichot, Benoît Vaugrenard, Francis Mourey, Frhttp://www.slipstreamsports.com/déric Guesdon, Jérméy Roy, Matthieu Ladagnous, Nacer. Bouhanni, Olivier Bonnaire, Rémi Pauriol, Sandy Casar, Thibaut Pinot, [NEW] Arnaud Demare, Kenny Elissonde
Garmin-Cervélo riders 2012: http://www.slipstreamsports.com/ Heinrich Haussler, Andreas Klier, Tyler Farrar, Ryder Hesjedal, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, Dan Martin, Sep Vanmarcke, Andrew Talansky, Ramunas Navardauskas, Alex Howes David Millar, Christophe Le-Mével, Johan Vansummeren, Martin Maaskant, Michel Kreder, Murilo Fisher, Peter Stetina, Ryder Hesjedal, Tom Danielson, Tom Peterson, [NEW] Robbie Hunter, Sebastien Rosseler, Raymond Kreder, Alex Rasmussen, Jacob Rathe, Koldo Fernandez Larea, Nathan Haas, Fabian Wegmann, Jack Bauer, Thomas Dekker, Raymond Kreder,

GreenEDGE riders 2012: http://www.greenedgecycling.com/ [ALL NEW] Daniel Teklehaymanot, Jack Bobridge, Travis Meyer, Cameron Meyer, Stuart O'Grady, Peter Weening, Sebastian Langeveld, Simon Gerrans, Jens Mouris, Simon Clarke, Svein Tuft, Baden Cooke, Matt Wilson, Tomas Vaitkus, Robbie McEwen, Michael Albasini, Matthew Goss, Jens Keukeleire, Leigh Howard, Wesley Sulzberger, Allan Davis, Aidis Kruopis, Mitchell Docker, Christian Meier, Julien Dean, Brett Lancaster, Fumiyuki Beppu, Daryl Impey, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn,
Team Katusha riders 2012: Pavel Brutt, Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver, Danilo Napolitano, Alberto Losada, Yuriy Trofimov, Daniel Moreno, Leif Hoste, Aleksandr Kuschynski, Luca Paolini, Denis Galimzyanov, Joan Horrach Rippoll, [NEW] Angel Vicioso, Alexander Kristoff, Xavier Florencio, Gatus Smukulis, Oscar Freire, Xavier Florencio, Maxim Belkov, Timofey Kritskiy, Nikita Eskov, Alexey Tsatevich, possibly Rebellin, Denis Menchov,
Lampre ISD riders 2012: Allessandro Petacchi, Michele Scarponi, Leonardo Bertagnolli, Denys Kostyuk, Dmytro Kryvtsov, Vitaly Kondrut, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Matteo Rabottin, [NEW] Davide Cimolai, Diego Ulissi, Adriano Malori,
Liquigas-Cannondale riders 2012: Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Eros Capecchi, Paolo Longo Borghini, Damiano Caruso, Cristiano Salerno, Cameron Wurf, Alan Marangoni, Juraj Sagan, Ted King, Timothy "Timmy" Duggan, Mauro Da Dalto, Alan Marangoni, Simone Ponzi, Domink Nerz, Eros Capecchi, Alessandro Vanotti, Sylvester Szmyd, Peter Sagan, Maciej Paterski, Daniel Oss, Kristjan Koren, Maciek Bodnar, Valerio Agnoli, Elia Viviani, Fabio Sabatini, [NEW]
Lotto-Ridley riders 2012: Marcel Sieberg, Andre Greipel, Jussi Veikkanen, Jurgen van de Walle, Fredrik Willems, Adam Hansen, Vicente Reynes, Gert Dockx, David Boucher, Maarten Neyens, Oscar Pujol, Jens Debousschere, Sven Vandousselaere, Bart de Clercq, [NEW] Jurgen Van den Broeck, Tosh van der Sande, Greg Henderson, Lars Bak, Michael Kwiatkowski, Gianni Meersman, Mehdi Sohrabi, Jelle Vanendert
Movistar riders 2012: Davide Appollonio, Ignatas Konovalovas, Xavier Tondo, Beñat Intxausti, Sergio Pardilla,   Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi, Branislau Samoilau, Andrey Amador, David Arroyo, Marzio Bruseghin, Imanol Erviti, Rui Costa, Txente García, José Iván Gutiérrez, Vasili Kiryienka, Pablo Lastras Garcia, David López, Angel Madrazo, Luis Pasamontes, Rubén Plaza, José Joaquín Rojas, Mauricio Soler, Sergio Pardilla Bellon, Andrey Amador Bikkazakova, Alejandro Valverde (suspended until 2012). [NEW] Giovanni Visconti, Javi Moreno, José Herrada, Jonathan Nicolas Castroviejo, Vladimir Karpets,
Omega Pharma-Quickstep riders 2012: Tom Boonen, Dries Devenyns, Kevin De Weert, Maarten Wynants, Sylvain Chavanel, Jérôme Pineau, Francesco Chicchi, Niki Terpstra, Gerald Ciolek, Andy Cappelle, Julien Vermote, Jan Tratnik, Marco Bandiera, Guillaume van Keirsbulck, Frederique Robert, [NEW] Levi Leipheimer, Peter Velits, Martin Velits, Stijn Vandebergh, Matteo Trentin, Michal Golas, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin, Frantisek Rabon, Andrew Fenn, Matthew Brammeier, Bert Grabsch, Kristof Vandewalle, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Gert Steegmans, 
Rabobank riders 2012: Carlos Barredo, Matti Breschel, Luis Leon Sanchez, Carlos Barredo, Maarten Wynants, Theo Bos, Coen Vermelfoort, Michael Matthews, Tom Jelte Slagter, Robert Gesink, Laurens Ten Dam, Steven Kruijswijk, Rick Flens, Stef Clement, Lars Boom, Juan Manuel Garate,  [NEW] Jetse Bol, Wilco Keldermann, Mark Renshaw
Radioshack-Nissan-Trek riders 2012: (old website) http://www.leopardtrek.lu/ [ALL NEW] Tony Gallopin, Fabian Cancellara, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Robert Wagner, Jakob Fuglsang, Daniele Bennati, Chris Horner, Andreas Kloden, Matthew Bussche, Nelson Oliviera, Jesse Sergent, Ben King, Haimar Zubeldia, Ben Hermans, Gregory Rast, Jens Voigt, Markel Irizar, Maxime Monfort, Hayden Roulston, Jan Bakelants, George Bennett, Laurent Didier, Linus Gerdemann, Tiago Machado, Maxime Monfort, Giacomo Nizzolo, Yaroslav Popovych, Joost Posthuma, Thomas Rohregger, Oliver Zaugg,
Saxo Bank-SunGard riders 2012: Nick Nuyens, Niki Sørensen, Chris Anker Sorensen, Gustav Larsson, Alberto Contador, Juan José Haedo, Lucas Haedo, Daniel Navarro,  Benjamin Noval, Jesus Hernandez, , David Tanne,  Manuele Boaro, Sergio Paulinho, Matteo Tosatto, Manuele Boaro, [NEW] Christopher Juul-Jensen, Sergio Paulinho, Ran Margallot, Karsten Kroon, Anders Lund, Takashi Miyazawa, Luke Roberts, Jonathan Cantwell, Update 11/16/11: Saxo Bank team loses SunGard sponsorship
Project 1t4i riders 2012: http://www.1t4i.com/en (previous name Skil-Shimano): Koen de Kor, Yann Huguet, Tom Veelers, Albert Timmer, Marcel Kittel, Alexandre Geniez, Simon Geschke, Johannes Fröhlinger, Bert De Backer, Matthieu Sprick, Thierry Hupond, Thomas Damuseau, Thomas Bonnin, Ronan van Zandbeek, Roy Curvers, Feng Han, Ji Cheng,  Yukihiro Doi  [NEW] Patrick Gretsch, Ramon Sinkeldam, Tom Dumoulin, Tobias Ludvigsson, John Degenkolb, Dominic Klemme, Tom Stamsnijder, Roger Kluge, 
Team Sky riders 2012: http://www.teamsky.com/ Jeremy Hunt, Michael Rogers, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Rigoberto Urán, Xabier Zandio, Alex Dowsett, Russell Downing, Jeremy Hunt, Davide Appollonio, Chris Froome, John-Lee Augustyne, Michael Barry, Kjell Karlström, Dario Cioni, Steve Cummings, Matthew Hayman, Peter Kennaugh, Christian Knees, Thomas Löfvkist, Lars-Peder Nordhaug, Morris Possoni, Ian Stannard, Ben Swift, Juan Antonio Flecha, [NEW] Salvatore Puccio, Sergio Luis Henao Montoyo, Luke Rowe, Richie Porte, Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Danny Pate, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Matthew Hayman, Chris Sutton,
Vacansoliel-Palmans-DMC riders 2012: http://www.vacansoleildcm.com/ Stijn Devolder, Ezequiel Mosquera, Ceramica Flaminia, Ruslan Pidgornyy, Thomas De Gendt, Martijn Keizer, Pim Ligthart, Johnny Hoogerland,  Lieuwen Westra, Wouter Poels, Rob Ruygh, Joost van Leijen, Gorik Gardeyn, Björn Leukemans, Frederik Veuchelen, Marco Marcato, Matteo Carrara, Alberto Ongarato, Sergey Lagutin, Romain Feillu, Pim Ligthart, Mirko Selvaggi, [NEW] Kenny van Hummel, Kris Boeckmans, Nikita Novikov, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Barry Markus, Tomas Marczynski, Jacek Morajko, Gustav Larsson, Stefan Denifl, Martin Mortensen, Rafael Valls

Riders who retired in 2011: Carlos Sastre, Gorazd Stangelj, Addy Engles, Iñaki Isasi, Charly Wegelius, Cyril Dessel, Andrea Noè, Iñigo Cuesta, David Loosli, Mario Aerts, Sylvain Calzati, Sebastian Lang, Kurt-Asle Arvesen,Gorazd Stangelj, Lance Armstrong - retired

Riders left under contract to Leopard Trek:  Linus Gerdemann, Giacomo Nizzolo, Joost Posthuma, Rüdiger Selig,  Davide Vigano, Oliver Zaugg. Unknown: Brian Vandborg, Volodimir Gustov, David de la Fuente. Brice Feillu signed with Saur-Sojasun. Craig Lewis, Chris Butler, William Clarke signed with Champion Systems. Marc De Maar to United Healthcare

The UCI allow ProTeams to have a maximum number of 30 riders on each team. 30 is the maximun as long as the squad includes two or more neo-pro riders, without those new professionals, teams are allowed 28 riders.

Denied UCI license:
Geox-TMC riders 2012: http://www.geox-tmc.com/ David Blanco, Mauricio Ardila, Dmitriy Kozontchuk, Giampaolo Cheula, Marcel Wyss, Marko Kump, Fabio Duarte, Daniele Colli, David Blanco, Matteo Pelucchi, Daniel Deaz, Tomas Alberio, Daniele Ratto, Juan José Cobo, and David Gutierrez, Matthias Brandle, Noe Gianetti, Daniel Rato, David Guitierrez, Rafael Valls, Arkaltz, Duran, Fabio Felline, Marco Corti, [NEW] Daniel Diaz,  Update 10/20/11: Updated: Geox pulls sponsorship from team by VeloNews